JVk012 English for Teachers II

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/1.3. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Dita Trčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Kollárová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Miryana Georgieva Slavíková (lecturer)
Mgr. Radim Herout (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Radim Herout
Language Centre, Faculty of Education Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jitka Autratová
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Education Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JVk012/01: Sat 21. 9. 13:00–15:50 učebna 58, Sat 12. 10. 15:00–17:50 učebna 58, Sat 26. 10. 15:00–17:50 učebna 58, Sat 9. 11. 14:00–16:50 učebna 58, Sat 14. 12. 11:00–13:50 učebna 58, M. Slavíková
JVk012/02: Sat 21. 9. 13:00–15:50 učebna 57, Sat 12. 10. 15:00–17:50 učebna 57, Sat 26. 10. 15:00–17:50 učebna 57, Sat 9. 11. 14:00–16:50 učebna 57, Sat 14. 12. 11:00–13:50 učebna 11, J. Kollárová
Prerequisites
B1 level knowledge of English is required. The pre-intermediate student (B1) understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters. Can enter unprepared into conversation about familiar topics and connect ideas in a simple way. Can provide information, take messages, give simple instructions and deal with less routine problems, e.g. complaints. Can describe events, experiences, hopes and ambitions; give reasons, explanations of plans and opinions.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 29 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
By means of practically-oriented topics, students will develop all receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) language skills together with their grammar and vocabulary awareness within B2 level. Course objectives: 1) acquiring specialist terminology for individual disciplines and vocabulary related to a professional career; 2) practising B2 level grammar; 3) enhancing language skills (reading, listening, speaking, writing); 4) practising presentation skills.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able to: - understand spoken LSP texts at B1+ to B2 level of the CEFR; - understand written LSP texts at B1+ to B2 level of the CEFR; - produce a discursive essay; - succesfully participate in a spoken interaction dealing with relevant LSP issues at B1+ to B2 level of the CEFR; - use selected specialist terminology with natural and sophisticated control; - show a good command of selected grammar structures at B1+ to B2 level of the CEFR; - inform about student's studies, job and professional future.
Syllabus
  • Consultation 1 Where do you work? Talking about English, jobs and career. (Discussing advantages and disadvantages of various professions. Speaking about the present/future job.) Grammar: Present simple, present continuous. Past simple, past continuous. Future in English.
  • Consultation 2 Education and career. My career. (Discussing qualities and skills needed for getting different jobs, interviews.) Grammar: Present perfect simple, present perfect continuous, passive forms, modals.
  • Consultation 3 Teaching career. Classroom management with the focus on motivation and discipline. Giving assessment. Grammar: Conditionals, articles, countable and uncountable nouns.
  • Consultation 4 Academic language: writing a formal letter. Technology in education. Online learning vs. traditional learning. Grammar: A, some, any, no; reported speech, prepositional phrases.
  • Consultation 5 Various aspects of teaching profession. Burnout syndrome. Grammar: Transitional expressions, phrasal verbs.
Literature
    recommended literature
  • E-learning: IS.MUNI.CZ
  • COTTON, David, David FALVEY and Simon KENT. Market leader. New ed. Harlow: Longman, 2005. 176 s. ISBN 0582838096. info
  • JONES, Leo and Richard ALEXANDER. New international business English : communication skills in English for business purposes : student's book [Jones, 2003]. Updated ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 176 s. : i. ISBN 0-521-53173-X. info
  • HASHEMI, Louise and Barbara THOMAS. Cambridge grammar for first certificate : with answers. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii, 260. ISBN 0521533368. info
  • PRODROMOU, Luke. Grammar and vocabulary for first certificate : with key. Essex: Longman, 1999. 319 s. ISBN 9780582400184. info
  • REDMAN, Stuart. English vocabulary in use :pre-intermediate & intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. vi, 263 s. ISBN 0-521-01171-X. info
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. English vocabulary in use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 168 s. ISBN 0521599571. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English : with answers and ebook. Fourth edition with ebook. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2015. x, 380. ISBN 9781107539341. info
  • HASHEMI, Louise and Raymond MURPHY. English grammar in use supplementary exercises : with answers. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. 126 s. ISBN 0521449545. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students : with answers. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. x, 350. ISBN 052143680X. info
Teaching methods
The course instruction is realised through face-to-face sessions (“consultations”) and through individual/autonomous home preparation, which constitutes a significant portion of the study load. Consultations are in the form of seminars designed for teaching English for specific and academic purposes (activities developing students' awareness of language skills and systems within B2 level - independent reading, listening and writing tasks; grammar and vocabulary practice; discussions and presentations; e-learning for grammar and vocabulary practice, etc.)
Assessment methods
Level B2 language course. Credit requirements: 1) Attendance and active participation in consultations (one absence due to serious reasons is acceptable). 2) Completed assigned units/grammar exercises. 3) Oral presentation. 4) Meeting deadlines. 5) Final exam: A) Written test + terminology: listening (14 marks), reading (12 marks), use of English (20 marks), writing (14 marks), terminology (10 marks). Total: 70 marks. PASS MARK: 65% (45 marks). B)Oral part 1) monologue (introducing student's field of study) - 1 minute + 2) spoken interaction between two students - 6 minutes. Total: 30 marks; PASS MARK = 65 % (20 marks). Student, který nesplní požadavky 1) až 4), nemůže skládat zkoušku z tohoto předmětu! Ústní část zkoušky mohou absolvovat výhradně ti studenti, kteří splní její písemnou část! Only those students who have successfully passed a written part can sit for an oral part of the exam! For information on course recognition see http://www.ped.muni.cz/katedry-a-instituty/cjv/uznavani-predmetu/
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Kurz je ukončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou na úrovni B2.
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět je vyučován v angličtině a je zakončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou na úrovni B2.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 20 hodin.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Vstupní znalost anglického jazyka min. na úrovni B1.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, autumn 2020.
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